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Bubbly Isn't Just for Celebrations, It's a Great Palate Cleanser

Brent Hofacker -

Hanukkah has begun and Christmas is next week. If you’re like most of us at this time of year, you’re awash in holiday parties of all kinds. 

And, festive events usually mean festive food and drinks.

What could be more festive than something bubbly? From the finest champagne to non-alcoholic sparkling cider, at least a bottle or two of something effervescent is likely to be found at any holiday gathering. But wine contributor Ray Fister says don’t wait for a party.

"Sparkling wine isn’t all about celebrating," Fister says. "It’s about enjoying the drink itself – something people don’t always think about. It’s a fun drink! It’s a great palate cleanser."

Ray Fister runs the wine blog and podcast, Life Between the Vines and also owns 5th Floor Recording in Milwaukee’s 3rd Ward.

Bonnie North
Bonnie joined WUWM in March 2006 as the Arts Producer of the locally produced weekday magazine program Lake Effect.
Ray Fister is the co-creator and voice of the wine blog and podcast Life Between the Vines. Fister is also the owner and engineer of 5th Floor Recording Company. He has 30 years experience in professional recording, including 21 years working in the Milwaukee market.